NHL 21 Update Shakes Up Roster Ratings

A new NHL 21 update has arrived, and it's a big one, bringing a ton of ratings changes!

Let's dive right into the new NHL 21 roster update, and which players got ratings bumps this week.

NHL 21 Roster Update Changes Ratings

The NHL 21 roster update has adjusted a ton of players ratings, but these are the biggest changes.

Leon Draisaitl - 93 OVR (+1)

Leon Draisaitl has managed 25 points in 15 games so far this season, and is getting a deserved bump in his NHL 21 rating as a result.

NHL 21 Update Roster Ratings Leon Draisaitl
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TOP DOG: Draisaitl is the highest OVR receiving a boost in the new NHL 21 update

Draisaitl is now one of the most deadly centreman on the ice in the game.

Auston Matthews - 91 OVR (+1)

Auston Matthews is another lethal centreman that's been putting together a string of strong performances in the new NHL season.

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As a result, Matthews' NHL 21 rating is growing.

Mitchell Marner - 91 OVR (+1)

The new NHL 21 roster update keeps things on the offensive side, this time bumping up a dangerous right winger!

NHL 21 Update Roster Ratings Mitchell Marner
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AMAZON PRIME: Warner will get the puck to you wherever you are on the ice

Mitchell Marner has strung together 21 points in his last 14 games, and has proven his game as a fantastic passer that teams have to keep an eye on. His NHL 21 rating has gotten a bump for his showings.

Quinn Hughes - 87 OVR (+1)

Quinn Hughes finally changes the pace in the NHL 21 roster update, bringing some ratings love to the defensemen.

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In reality, though, Hughes is a very active player on both sides of the ice (arguably better offensively), with 16 assists in 16 games this season.

Cale Makar - 87 OVR (+1)

Makar's ratings bump shows EA haven't totally forgotten about true defensive players in NHL 21.

NHL 21 Roster Update Ratings Cale Makar
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DEFENSE: Makar is tied as highest rated defenseman getting a boost in NHL 21

Makar is a model defender, shutting down possessions and controlling his zone, while contributing a bit to offensive pushes as well. If you're looking to lock players up in NHL 21, Makar has just become an even better choice.

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